Saturday, January 15, 2022

Oleg Popov: Comedy Car

Young Oleg Popov performing the classic comedy car routine. I always enjoy seeing Popov performing with energy.
I’m not sure of the year, but am guessing the 1960s, and I’m also not certain of the circus building. However, there is an exterior shot at the end of the video. Perhaps someone more well versed in Russian circus history could provide more details.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Ceslee Conkling: Slippers Walkaround

Twenty-eight years ago, Ceslee Conkling lost her life in a train derailment on the Ringling Blue Unit at the very beginning of the 124th Edition's two year tour.
Here she is in Winter Quarters, presenting her walkaround to Kenneth Feld and showing off her famous back fall.
Rest in peace, Ceslee.